Two of my favorite webcomics are “xkcd”:http://xkcd.com and “Irregular Webcomic”:http://www.irregularwebcomic.net. I’ve got quite a few webcomics plugged into Google Reader, but these two stand head and shoulders above all the others. The primary reason is because they are intelligent comics, relying on a brand of humor that appeals to the mind rather than relying on what I consider to be locker-room humor. Nearly all the webcomics I read deal with geek humor in some fashion, but only xkcd and Irregular Webcomic rely pretty exclusively on ‘smart’ punchlines. Comics like Ctrl-Alt-Del and Penny Arcade focus a lot on crude and crass topics and the main reason I keep them in my list is because of the occasional appearance of something truly witty.
Here are a couple of my favorite strips from the last couple of days:
See? Smart humor. Funny without the crudity. That’s my kind of funny.